Here With You (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Joshua Grimmett, Johannes Shore, Jamie Snell
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 125 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: In God is with us, who can be against us.  That’s why what ever we are doing we should acknowledge that we are with Him and ask for His guidance. Actually as christian we believe that without Him, we can do nothing.

The song about meeting our creator in heaven. How about you, have you ever imagine the feeling of meeting him? They said that in heaven there is no more pain or hurt or struggle of what we are experiencing here on earth.  Continue reading Here With You (Hillsong)

In God We Trust (Hilllsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Chris Davenport, Joel Houston
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 157 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: If there is a chance for you to trust someone, it should be God. The God of impossible. God that has sufficient grace for all of us. But sad to say, we are often trust ourselves in all things. Like we can do everything like we are capable of everything but it doesn’t work that way.

Yes we need to do our best but in the end, we can do nothing without God in our side. So it would be better for us to trust him all the time, especially the eternity of how we are going to spend it in his side. Continue reading In God We Trust (Hilllsong)

What A Saviour (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Chris Davenport, Joel Houston
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 64 beats per minute
Key: E
Details: What is meant for us to have a saviour. And not just a mere savior but the only Son of God who came to us from heaven to redeem us from the sin and eternal damnation.

Here is not a mere savior but a savior that once called us a friend. A friend that sacrifice Himself as the greatest love of all to show us the love of God through him.

From what He did for us, there is always a reason to praise him and say, “what a saviour we have” Continue reading What A Saviour (Hillsong)

One Thing (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Aodhan King, Dylan Thomas
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 64 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: With all our desire as human. All the fame, money and everything we ever wanted, in the end there is only one thing that matters, spending our eternity with God and this is through Jesus Christ who is the only the way, the truth and the life. Continue reading One Thing (Hillsong)

Open Heaven (River Wild) by Hillsong

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Matt Crocker, Marty Sampson
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 70 beats per minute
Key: F
Details: This is where they got the title of the album. The song is about asking God for His blessing to pour out from heaven like how the rain touches the soil. Sometimes in the cycle of life we get drought, our spirit faint like we are so far away from God. This is the best time for us to sing this song asking for God to once again, like He is always doing, come down to us and bless us with His grace. Renew us with His love. And restore the faith so again we will worship him in endless praise. Continue reading Open Heaven (River Wild) by Hillsong

Transfiguration (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Aodhan King, Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Taya Smith
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 73 beats per minute
Key: C
Details:  Jesus is the image of the invisible God. Because with our sin as human we are not able to or not worthy to get contact with the almighty. I remember as I’m fan of Greek Mythology, there supreme god there, Zeus also disguise into something to make human get contact to him otherwise human will die.

In story of Jesus which God made a medium for us to get closer to him, it is not human get sacrificed but the God that lived in human flesh so we will again be worthy to call Him son and get redeem to anything that made us far away from him. Continue reading Transfiguration (Hillsong)

Love On The Line (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Aryel Murphy
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 70 beats per minute
Key: F
Details: What matters here is the love of God. It doesn’t matter what we are and what sin we commit but with the infinite Love of God we are always welcome to His heart. Sometimes we feel guilty of what we did, but it doesn’t enough for us to give up God. There is no such thing we can do to separate ourselves from the Love of God. Yes He is always in the line.  Continue reading Love On The Line (Hillsong)

O Praise The Name (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 73 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: A very powerful song to introduce the entire album of Open Heaven / River Wild. I don’t know but every time I listen to this song, Chris Tomlin’s Amazing Grace recall on my mind.

Maybe the lyrics about salvation that Jesus gave to us when He sacrificed Himself to calvary.

The song also tells about praising him forever. I remember there is a pastor told me about in our second life, we will praise the lord eternally as this our lives in earth is a training ground for us in praising the lord.

I think the song tells the same story of praising the Lord and when He returns we will about to praise him forevermore. Continue reading O Praise The Name (Hillsong)

Open Heaven / River Wild – 2015 Hillsong Album

This is the 24th live album from Hillsong Worship that has been released on October 16, 2015 under Hillsong Music, Capitol, Christian Music Group and Sparrow Records.

The album was recorded during their 2015 conference at Sydney  SuperDome from June 29 to July 3 2015.

In this album the classic vocalist of Hillsong returns including Reuben Morgan and Marty Sampson.

The album consists of 12 tracks plus 4 tracks for digital deluxe edition from their sister band Hillsong United and Hillsong Young & Free.

TitleWriterWorship LeaderLength
O Praise The Name (Anastasis)Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean UssherMarty Sampson5:29
Love On The LineBrooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Aryel MurphyAryel Murphy4:56
One ThingJoel Houston, Aodhan King, Dylan ThomasAodhan King6:13
Open Heaven (River Wild)Matt Crocker, Marty SampsonMatt Crocker, Hannah Hobbs7:29
TransfigurationAodhan King, Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Taya SmithTaya Smith5:36
What A SaviourChris Davenport, Joel HoustonJoel Houston6:57
Heart Like HeavenMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJad Gillies7:28
Jesus I Need YouBrooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Reuben Morgan, Jarred RogersDavid Ware, Reuben Morgan4:59
Here With YouJOshua Grimmett, Johannes Shore, Jamie SnellTarryn Stokes4:20
In God We TrustBen Fielding, Reuben Morgan, Eric LiljeroAnnie Garratt, Ben Fielding4:01
FaithfulnessChris DavenportChris Davenport5:38
Never ForsakenChris Hastings, Hannah HobbsLaura Toggs4:36
Here Now (Madness)Michael Guy Chislett, Joel HoustonJoel Houston, Jad Gillies, Taya Smith6:55
RuleMatt Crocker, Joel Houston, Benjamin TennikoffJonathon Douglass4:13
This Is LivingJoel Davies, Aodhan KingAodhan King3:34
Pursue / All I Need Is YouHannah Hobbs, Aodhan King / Marty SampsonAodhan King, Tracy Pratt7:43

 

Highs and Lows (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Ben Tan & Aodhan King
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 81 beats per minute
Key: Eb
Details: From the lyrics of the song, this is like the “Even When It Hurts” version of Hillsong Y&F declaring God is present to our life on both highs and lows. While Hillsong United speaks about personal Y&F speaks how God works on us in both situation.

So it is like either acknowledging him or not, he will still work in us. This is why either good or bad people they are still living. Mathew 5:45, “He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” 
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